What does FLOP mean?

Definitions for FLOP

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word FLOP.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. floating-point operation, flopnoun

    an arithmetic operation performed on floating-point numbers

    "this computer can perform a million flops per second"

  2. flop, dud, washoutnoun

    someone who is unsuccessful

  3. flop, bust, fizzlenoun

    a complete failure

    "the play was a dismal flop"

  4. flop, collapseverb

    the act of throwing yourself down

    "he landed on the bed with a great flop"

  5. flopverb

    fall loosely

    "He flopped into a chair"

  6. flopverb

    fall suddenly and abruptly

  7. fall through, fall flat, founder, flopadverb

    fail utterly; collapse

    "The project foundered"

  8. flopadverb

    with a flopping sound

    "he tumbled flop into the mud"

  9. right, flopadverb


    "he fell flop on his face"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Flopverb

    To clap the wings with noise; to play with any noisy motion of a broad body.

    Etymology: from flap.

    A blackbird was frighted almost to death with a huge flopping kite that she saw over her head. Roger L'Estrange.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flopverb

    to clap or strike, as a bird its wings, a fish its tail, etc.; to flap

  2. Flopverb

    to turn suddenly, as something broad and flat

  3. Flopverb

    to strike about with something broad abd flat, as a fish with its tail, or a bird with its wings; to rise and fall; as, the brim of a hat flops

  4. Flopverb

    to fall, sink, or throw one's self, heavily, clumsily, and unexpectedly on the ground

  5. Flopnoun

    act of flopping

  6. Etymology: [A variant of flap.]


  1. Flop

    Flop was an early-1990s pop punk band from Seattle, Washington. The band formed in 1990, released recordings on the Frontier and Sony 550 record labels, and made a brief appearance in Doug Pray's motion picture documentary Hype!.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Flop

    flop, v.t. to cause to hang down.—v.i. to plump down suddenly: to break down.—n. a fall plump on the ground.—adv. Flop′pily.—n. Flop′piness.—adj. Flop′py. [A form of flap.]

Rap Dictionary

  1. flopinterjection

    a falliure, something planned to be big but totaly failed. Your bitchass crew aint shit, but a flop -- Underground G's (Jay-X VS. The Bloods)

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  2. FLOP

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of FLOP in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of FLOP in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of FLOP in a Sentence

  1. Michael Pachter:

    A proven franchise sets a floor on sales, and few sequels flop, so they are far less risky than new intellectual property.

  2. Norihiro Fujito:

    Abe's speech sparked speculation that he won't be sitting idly to let the economy flop. Investors thought there will be a rebooting of Abenomics.

  3. Betty Nyoni:

    We normally have no electricity. We skip experiments in electrical physics and switchboard designs. Our test marks flop, and are inferior to students in city schools that have better power supplies.

  4. Joe Pounder:

    Another day, another flip-flop from Sen. Ted Cruz, only a few months ago, Sen. Cruz used his opposition to the Renewable Fuel Standard calling for it to be phased out before 2022 as a prime example of him not being a career politician. Today, he changed his position.

  5. Tiffani Lee:

    She was walking by herself and she had on one flip flop and one tennis shoe.

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Translations for FLOP

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  • بالتخبطArabic
  • просвам се, провалBulgarian
  • propadnout, zhroutitCzech
  • versagen, hinplumpsen, Flop, Misserfolg, plumpsenGerman
  • πτώσηGreek
  • desplomarse, fracasarSpanish
  • floppi, romahtaa, lysähtää, lyyhistyä, läjä, läsähtää, flopataFinnish
  • bide, faire un flop, faire un bide, flop, être un fiasco, s'effondrer, four, fiasco, faire un fourFrench
  • mancare il traguardo, fare un buco nell'acqua, sacco di letame, insuccesso, fallimento, fare fiasco, fallire, crollare, fiasco, sacco di merdaItalian
  • neervallen, drol, floppen, sisser, mislukking, afgaan, instorten, sof, afgang, neerploffen, fiasco, neerzijgen, inzakkenDutch
  • klapa, niewypałPolish
  • fracassoPortuguese
  • неудача, плюхнуться, фиаско, плюхаться, провал, потерпеть неудачу, провалитьсяRussian
  • fiasko, floppSwedish
  • 翻牌Chinese

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